Jesper Grodal elected as Fellow of the American Mathematical Society
Professor Jesper Grodal from MATH at University of Copenhagen is honored for his contributions to algebraic topology, representation theory and their interactions - and for service to the profession.
The Fellows of the American Mathematical Society (AMS) program recognizes members who have made outstanding contributions to the creation, exposition, advancement, communication, and utilization of mathematics.
As a Fellow of the AMS, Class of 2018, Jesper Grodal joins UCPH-MATH faculty Professors Bent Fuglede, Søren Galatius, Tinne Hoff Kjeldsen, Jesper Lutzen, Lars Hesselholt and Ib Madsen, who were part of the 2013 Inaugural Class of Fellows.
AMS launched the Fellows of the AMS program in 2013, setting out a founding foundation by selecting approx. 1,200 fellows. Since 2013, five new classes have been appointed as fellows, each comprising of about 70 individuals.
Jesper Grodal got his PhD from Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 2000. After a stint at IAS-Princeton and in Paris, he was junior faculty at the University of Chicago 2001-2006, before becoming a full professor at University of Copenhagen in 2006. He is known for his work mixing algebraic topology and group theory, e.g., to obtain classification results. At UCPH-MATH he has been leading the Center for Symmetry and Deformation since 2010, and also heads section for topology, functional analysis and algebra.
Regarding the new 2018 Fellows of the AMS program and the Society, AMS President Kenneth A. Ribet says:
"This year's class of AMS Fellows has been selected from a large and deep pool of superb candidates. It is my pleasure and honor as AMS President to congratulate the new Fellows for their diverse contributions to the mathematical sciences and to the mathematics profession."